Ellie Hutchinson was commissioned by the Inclusive Public Service work strand of the RSE’s Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission to explore active citizenship in practice. She has spent the last few months making films with users and facilitators of people-centred community support and services, gaining insights about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and how people have created and used support to help them through. The films are part of the working group’s wider work to identify projects and structures which promote and enable self-directed care and community support.

Using participatory film-making, Ellie worked with twenty-seven people, creating space for them to explore inclusive public services and the impact such services have had for them.

We asked six organisations; Distress Brief Intervention (DBI), ENABLE Scotland, Glasgow Life Community Activation Pilot, Paths for All, Scottish Ballet and Trojan Theatre to take part. They helped identify people using their services to tell their story about what it means to have services meet their needs, and what it means to have their needs met in ways that work for them. Read more about Ellie’s process making the films here.

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